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Welcome to DTELS.ORG
updated 10 March 2016



2016 Updates

Shapwick & Tavistock Reunion 2015 photos from event organiser Liz Twose.

Cheveley Depot - five photos c1975 & 1980 period from Chris Clarke.

Antenna & Sites (Post 2000) sixty+ photos from Martin Swift and Steve Powell

Equipment (Radio Schemes) seventy+ photos from Martin Swift and Steve Powell taken during the analogue scheme decommissioning phase.

Winter 2015 Reunion
A record number of 45 people attended the Civil Service Club in Great Scotland Yard, London for this years winter reunion held on Tuesday 24th November.

Pictures from the event are now on this page or clicking the image below.

DTELS Reunion 2015


Reunions
It’s good to know that after 21 years since DTELS as an organisation ceased to exist that reunions are still maintained in both London and the regions.  Please do send me pictures or details of such events and I will be happy to publish.

Articles for Publishing
As ever I welcome DTELS related articles for publishing on this site. In particular personal recollection articles as I know many of you have enjoyed these trips down memory lane.

So please do your bit to record some history and send your articles by email to the address given on the feedback page.


... and Finally
As ever I wish you good health, happiness and fortune, may 2016 be a good year for you.

Please continue to visit this site, particularly the forum to view new postings and see updates on this home page.

Steven ColeKind Regards



Steven Cole
Webmaster

stevencole.uk

Summer 2016 Reunion
updated 29 November 2015
A summer reunion is planned to be held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey around early-mid August 2016.  As soon as more information is known about free concert events being held at this venue a date will be set and published on this web site.  Please periodically check this site for updates from around April-June 2016.

 

Winter 2016 Reunion
updated 29 November 2015
Subject to CSC availability it is planned to hold the next winter reunion on either 22nd or 29th November 2016.  Please periodically check this web site, particularly around July-August 2016 for further details as the CSC can cater for up to seventy-five people.  I’m aiming to get over fifty places filled next year!

 

New Visitor to this Site?
May I extend a big welcome to those of you who may be visiting this web site for the first time. If you not already aware, this site is dedicated to recording some of the history of the Directorate of Telecommunications.

As a public sector department within the Home Office for England and Wales, the Directorate was responsible for providing wireless communication support to Emergency Service users in the two countries.

Its origins go back to World War II (circa 1939) and grew over the years to become a major service provider to a wider range of Public Safety central and local government services. In 1991 it changed its name to DTELS and three years later became a private sector company following a trade sale to National Transcommunications Limited (ntl).

For more information about this web site, please click here.

 

Shapwick & Tavistock 2015 Reunion
Photos from Liz Twose of the Shapwick & Tavistock Reunion in September 2015

 

BEREAVEMENTS  updated 28 Mar 16

Please
Click here for bereavement notices relating to former DTELS employees. Latest:

John O’Connor (RWE Northern Regional Office)

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